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  • Blogs

    October 14, 2014

    Marijuana: Five New Towns With Rec Licenses, Shotgun Willie's Pot Shop Tie-In

    Aurora's new recreational pot shops weren't the only venues to land rec licenses between September 1 and October 1 this year. Licenses for recreational stores were granted in five brand-new municipalities -- and there was a lot more happening on the state's licensing list. Keep reading to find out w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2014

    Why Sarah Jaffe is on the cusp of stardom

    Most of the audience at the Soiled Dove was there to see the Polyphonic Spree and didn't know much about opener Sarah Jaffe. Matt Arrington of Fort Collins was one such person. "I never saw Sarah perform before, but I was here for her warm-up and it sounded amazing!" The show opened with Denver's M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    Reader: Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria will help Park Meadows

    Grand Lux Cafe closed in Park Meadows last week. According to the Park Meadows website, the mall (inside or out) still has Brio Tuscan Grille, California Pizza Kitchen, Champps, Cru a Wine Bar, Earl's, La Sandia, P.F. Chang's, Red Robin, Thai Basil, White Chocolate Grill and two restaurant/pubs in N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Reader: Park Meadows could use some new restaurants

    The idea for Grand Lux Cafe came to life when the Venetian Resort, Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas asked David Overton, founder of the Cheesecake Factory chain, to create an upscale casual restaurant concept for their property. But what happened in Vegas should have stayed in Vegas -- or at least out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    Cantina Laredo closes its doors at Streets at SouthGlenn

    After two and a half years, Cantina Laredo has folded its umbrellas at the Streets at SouthGlenn, and the location has been wiped off the website of the Texas-based chain, which has restaurants in a dozen states (as well as the United Arab Emirates). But there's still a Cantina Laredo at 1680 29th S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    Andy's Kitchen Asian Express is worth a risky left on Federal

    In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard -- south to north -- within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Guess where I'm eating frozen yogurt topped with the kitchen sink?

    I was jonesing for Dairy Queen...but was overruled by a frozen yogurt fiend. Fair enough. Can you guess where I'm eating? Special bonus: Anyone who gives the first correct answer to the week's Guess Where posts is entered into a pool -- and every Monday, we select one lucky winner who'll receive a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    Guess where you're eating? At an EatDenver restaurant if you're Reggie

    Cafe Society dished out five Guess Where? contests last week, ranging from a duo of dipped ice cream cones from Dairy Queen to a bowl of still unidentified miso soup from a joint whose sushi is not its calling card to a plate of tacos from Odelay that weren't worth the long wait. And then there was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Five discontinued fast-food items I want back

    It never fails: Just when I become emotionally -- and occasionally physically -- attached to a certain fast-food item, the corporate overlords snatch it away like fiendish villains in a Joss Whedon movie (or one of his TV shows that hasn't been cancelled prematurely). Okay, so some items don't sell ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Medical marijuana dispensary re-review: Denver Patients Group

    Re-reviewing Denver Patients Group is purely a function of its location. That is, I drove past the air-conditioned shop right as the Easy Bake oven that is my AC-less car had started to give me borderline heat stroke. Some people go to shopping malls or movies to cool off in heat waves. Why not a di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Josh Abbott on the Texas/Red Dirt scene and bringing banjo back to country music

    Josh Abbott (due at the Grizzly Rose this Friday, June 1) got his start playing country music while attending Texas Tech in Lubbock, spending his nights watching artists like Pat Green, Corey Morrow, Roger Creagor, Eli Young Band and Randy Rogers roll through the local country bar, the Blue Light. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Burger King: Where's the effin' beef?

    I really hate it when fast-food restaurants are out of major items. Like Taco Bell not having tacos, Dairy Queen being out of ice cream, and Burger King not having burgers. I get that working in fast-food places is not all pissing rainbows and shitting kittens, and that running out of things from ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    National Theatre Conservatory offers final showcase performances

    The National Theatre Conservatory -- a training ground for young actors, and one of the jewels of the Denver Performing Arts Complex -- is closing its doors after more than 25 years. As a parting gift, the last crop of graduating students will offer showcase performances of Fahrenheit 451, which ope ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    Medical marijuana dispensary review: Northern Lights Natural RX

    My first real experience with cannabis genetics involved smuggled Northern Lights seeds from the Picasso coffee shop in Amsterdam. Though I was just a kid and what I grew wasn't anything to brag about, the experience gave me a new love for the plant.

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    What restaurant would you like to see at 13th and College in Boulder?

    There are certain addresses that seem to be black holes, swallowing the life out of every business that moves into them. And 1100 13th Street on The Hill definitely fits the profile. Over the past ten years, it's held everything from a Dairy Queen, which closed in 2006, to the 13th Street Cafe, to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Del Taco closes in Boulder: Goodbye, Macho Burrito Challenge, goodbye Taco Tuesdays

    Since Dairy Queen's closure in 2006, the space at 1100 13th Street in Boulder has been a black hole for restaurants -- sucking the life out of them until they disappear altogether, leaving nothing behind but the faint smell of a working kitchen, a "For Sale" sign stuck to the window, and hordes of h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    A blow-up doll and a dildo: What Pick Up America found while cleaning Colorado's streets

    Flickr​Greg Katski describes the most memorable trash he's picked up while visiting Colorado in two words: "drunken and kinky." One of six members of Pick Up America, a group devoted to collecting trash across the United States, Katski and company have stumbled across some "seriously freaky st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    A short workout becomes the key to a food critic's ability to get in shape

    ​Over the last few months, I went from the worst shape of my life to the best while continuing to eat like a food critic. Don't punch me in the face; instead, read how I did it in part four of this new series: It is impossible to overstate my hatred of exercise. Put me on a cardiovascular ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Medical marijuana dispensary review: Denver's Trenchtown Medical Marijuana Center

    Except for the beach, rum punch and occasional hurricane, Denver and Jamaica have a lot in common. We both boast great scenery, weather, music -- plus, ganja is an integral part of our marketplaces. And though Denver doesn't have a third-world economy (yet) or slums completely overrun by drug cartel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Denver Broncos Memory Series photo gallery: See the team's greats (before 1985)

    The other No. 7.​True Broncos fans tend to hang on to anything and everything associated with the team -- and my late Uncle John certainly qualified. He passed away a few years ago, but this weekend, I was given an envelope containing some of his Broncos treasures, including a slew of cards th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Medical marijuana dispensary review: A Cut Above worth venturing to Broadsterdam

    ​The grower-owner of A Cut Above, a guy who goes by the name of Debo Newshoes, is one of the more entertaining "friends" I have on Facebook. He constantly posts photos of his floor-to-ceiling hydroponic trees, and lately the pictures have been getting better and better. So after he posted a da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Cullen Omori of Smith Westerns on Chicago and the band's evolving sound

    Jaein LeeSmith Westerns​ Yeah, the guys in Smith Westerns (due tonight at Larimer Lounge) are young, and their attitude on stage and in interviews seems to be filled to the brim with youthful exuberance with a touch of bravado. But none of that would matter if this Chicago band didn't write f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Blizzard craving? It's Miracle Treat Day at area Dairy Queen stores

    ​It doesn't take much to convince us to splurge on a Dairy Queen Blizzard -- Reese's, cookie dough, Snickers, whatever! -- but today there's even more incentive, because all participating Dairy Queens will donate a buck or more of the purchase price of every Blizzard to childrens' hospitals t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson ​That monstrosity of a dessert, heaped with whipped cream and wreathed in fresh berries, gives the Dairy Queen sundae a run for its calories. Can you guess where I'm eating? Special bonus: Anyone who gives the first correct answer to the week's Where am I drinking/eating posts i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Part two: SAME Cafe's Brad Birky on Queen Elizabeth, Led Zeppelin and the woman who wanted one egg

    Lori MidsonBrad and Libby Birky, owners of the SAME Cafe​ This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Brad Birky, chef/owner of the SAME Cafe. To read part one of this interview, click here. Greatest accomplishment as a chef: Starting SAME Cafe with really no kitchen experience to spea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    Fighting for the American way -- but not fueled by American fast food

    ​There's a saying that war is not won on an empty stomach, but American officers on the battlefields of Afghanistan seem to have forgotten that adage, since Reuters reports that some American eateries have been stricken from the menu there. Kandahar, the location of our biggest base in that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    Andy's Asian Express opens on Federal

    ​ Andy's Asian Express opened on Monday, January 11, in a former Dairy Queen at South Federal and Iliff, across the street from Lincoln High School. "We did a lot of remodeling," says owner Andy Shi. "Now we have an open kitchen, so you can see what we are doing." One thing that hasn't change ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    Kenny Be's Yard Arteology: Smothered lawn combo

    The study of neighbors through their lawn ornaments.... ​ Figure 29. Civic Center: Invasion of the giant poblano pod The most uncommon lawn ornament is the oversized food sculpture. The days when Big Boy and Papa Burger could be seen shoulder-pressing their massive fiberglass whoppers fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    First 100 days? Ken Salazar gives himself an A

    Probably no other member of the Obama Cabinet has racked up as many frequent-flier miles over the past three months than former Colorado Senator Ken Salazar. As the new sheriff in town at the Department of the Interior, he's been taking his agenda on the road -- presiding over offshore lease sales i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    Denver Blogs: What the hell is a Sportaccord? Who cares? We're hosting!

    We went and harpooned us some links from local blogs, as we do every day. Send anything you spear to idea what the Sportaccord is, but some important people seem to think it's important. And Denver's hosting! (Denver Business Journal, via 5280).Ken Salazar was slightly disin ... More >>

  • News

    May 15, 2008

    Hatchet Job

    You can buy ICP shirts at Colorado Mills – just don’t wear one there.

  • Dining

    February 14, 2008

    Tibet's Restaurant

    If this chef is good enough for the Dalai Lama, he’s good enough for you.

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2007
  • News

    September 6, 2007

    A Run for the Border

    We spend a day on Denver's dividing line: Sheridan Boulevard.

  • News

    November 3, 2005

    The Need for Speed

    Drive-thru, they said.

  • Calendar

    July 8, 2004

    Down to Earth Music

    Mars Hill Cafe gives sanctuary to diversity

  • Dining

    June 17, 2004

    Lots of Luck

    Spicy Basil serves good food in a space with bad karma.

  • Music

    July 3, 2003

    Feel the Noise

    If people won't come to the noise, Friends Forever will take the noise to them.

  • Goods & Services

    April 4, 2002
  • Dining

    May 3, 2001

    Unsuspected Depths

    The fixe is in at Micole.

  • Food & Drink

    March 29, 2001

    Best Place to Get the Royal Treatment

    Corner of Wadsworth and Alameda

  • Food & Drink

    March 29, 2001

    Best Soft Serve

    CJ's Frozen Custard

  • News

    September 30, 1999


    How a private prison brought jobs-and violence, corruption and scandal-to Burlington.

  • Film

    March 13, 1997
  • News

    August 29, 1996

    Visit to a Mall Planet

    In the clearance sale of life, the emergence of Park Meadows has dumped Southwest Plaza in last season's closeout bin. But life goes on. You go, girls.

  • Dining

    April 4, 1996
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    August 16, 1995
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    August 17, 1994



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